English: Trichosanthis Fruit and Unripe Bitter Orange Decoction
Trichosanthis Fruit and Immature Bitter Orange Decoction
Also Known As: Trichosanthis and Chih-Shih Combination
Trichosanthis and Aurantium Combination
Decoction of Trichosanthis Seed and Immature Bitter Orange
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou 3-9g Clears Lung Heat, transforms Hot Phlegm and unbinds the chest.
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu 3-9g Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm, stops cough and nourishes and moistens the Lung.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 3-6g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and Descends Qi.
With Zhi Shi and Mu Xiang, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Stagnation.
With Sha Ren, for belching, nausea, and a stifling sensation in the epigastrium due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi.
Dry-fried Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Chao Zhi Shi 3-6g Breaks up Stagnant Qi, reduces accumu-lation, descends Qi, unblocks the bowels Transforms Phlegm and reduces distention.
With Zhi Zi, for a stifling sensation and distention in the epigastrium with feverishness.
With Chen Pi, strengthens the Middle Jiao.
Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 3-9g Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Huang Qin and Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with hoarseness and pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang 2-6g Promotes the movement of Qi and alleviates pain.
With Sha Ren, for distention, epigastric and abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, or tenesmus due to Qi Obstruction and/or Food Stagnation.
Fr. Amomi Sha Ren 2-6g Promotes the movement of Qi, aromatically transforms Dampness and strengthens the Spleen.
With Mu Xiang and Zhi Shi, for Qi stagnation due to Food Stagnation.
Poria Fu Ling 3-9g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and transforms Phlegm.
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 3-9g Clears Heat, reduces Fire, Drains Damp-Heat and eliminates irritability.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 3-9g Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire and detoxifies.
With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 2-9g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, stops cough and treats dyspnea.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-6g Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-6g Stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Zhu Li, for cough and headache due to Heat induced Phlegm.
Succus Bambusae Zhu Li 1-9g Transforms Phlegm-Heat and stops cough.
  • Breaks up Stagnation
  • Dissolves Phlegm
  • Clears Heat
  • Moistens Dryness
  • Relieves chest congestion
  • Phlegm-Heat Obstructs the Lung
  • Rapid breathing with a harsh voice
  • Cough with expectoration of copious thick, purulent, yellow-green sputum or blood-flecked, foul-smelling pus
  • The sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe chills and fever
  • Dyspnea
  • Fullness and distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Asthma
  • Chest pain
  • Pain in the ribs
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Difficulty rotating the trunk due to chest pain
  • Maybe delirious speech
  • T: Scarlet
  • C: Yellow or Yellow and greasy or Yellow and smooth
  • P: Rapid and smooth or Slippery and rapid
For delirious speech due to Phlegm Blocking the Heart Orifices For wheezing and dyspnea:
+ Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi
- Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang + Fr. Perillae Zi Su Zi
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu